Drag Race: Audi RS6 Avant vs Jaguar F-Type V8 AWD

It’s round two of our rather unlikely head-to-head track shootout between the ballistic new V8 Audi RS6 Avant, and the new all-wheel-drive, V8 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

If you haven’t seen the track race you absolutely have to witness how close these two are in terms of standing-start hot laps. Our resident pedalist Ashley Oldfield threw the cars around the Killarney Racetrack while I did my best not to throw up, sitting in the passenger seat.

This race is a bit more simplistic: a good old fashioned quarter-mile sprint. A robot-to-robot dash in which the launch, traction and torque are all important; without any corners to show up the extra weight of the Audi, you’d have to say that the RS6, with its superior power figures, is in with a shout.

We’ve put together a full spec box for you to pore over below, take note of the incredible difference in kerb weights between the two cars.

Ashley took up the reins in the Jag while I hung on tight in the Audi, and the result is this video.

Enjoy!

 

2015 Audi RS6 Avant

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD

Price

R1 465 000

R1 760 187

Engine

4.0 litre twin turbo V8

5.0 litre supercharged V8

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

412kW

405kW

Torque

700Nm

680Nm

Torque peak

1750-5500rpm

3500prm

0 – 100km/h

3.9 seconds

4.1 seconds

Top Speed

250km/h (limited)

300km/h

Kerb weight

2025kg

1730kg

Fuel economy

9.8 litres/100km

11.3 litres/100km

Airbags

6 (opt 8)

4

Boot space

565 litres

324 litres

 

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